Thursday, October 3, 2013

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Welcome to Creative Writing!
Ø  Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
Ø  Writing Buddies Confirmed Thursdays = 10th and 17th—please be here!

When You Come In
1.     Please initial next to your name on the clipboard.
2.  Hand in your Dialogue Worksheet (blue page 9) by my candle, AFTER you put your name on it. 
3.  Pick up an Autobiographical Listening sheet off the circle table.

1.      Read Autobio poems aloud
2.     Look (at the screen), Lean, and Listen!
3.     Fill out your listening sheet as we go (daily grade for kindness and accuracy or your comments today and tomorrow)
4.     We’ll give four comments per poem after the writer reads.

Collaborative Writing—Partner Dialogue Story  (Twenty minutes)
1.     Review the grading criteria on page 13 with me now.
a.    You used lots of dialogue to create the scene.
b.    You correctly edited the dialogue you used; refer to pages 35-39 for help!
c.     Length—your final draft is roughly one a half pages, doublespaced.
d.    Fictional—it’s made up; it’s at least fifty-percent lies.
e.    It is classroom appropriate, and it doesn’t violate the rules for writing content we’ve talked about repeatedly.
2.     Review the blue pages for HOW to correctly edit dialogue.
3.     Finish your partner dialogue story.
4.     If you partner is absent, sadly you will have to peck away at it on your own.  L
5.     If your partner is absent, e-mail him/her when we finish working today, and let him/her know what you got done.  Your partner should put the end on it, if necessary.  (Kennedy, Colleen, Spencer, Macenzee, Micaela)

Google Drive Hint from Mr. Passi:
Ø  Just highlight the word; then  press command + Shift + y, and you will have a pop-up screen with the word definition. I thought students might find this feature useful.

When You Finish Your Partner Dialogue Story—Poetry Vocab Practice--Quizlet

Hello, AP!                Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

When You Come In
1.      Please sign in.
2.     Open your journal to a clean page.

Figurative Language Warm-Up
Ø  Open up to the next clean page in your journal.
Ø  Date and title each journal entry, every time.
Assonance—go ahead and giggle now.
·      33
·      35
·      36
·      38

·      53
·      55
·      56

How to Interpret Poetry
“The Nature of Proof in the Interpretation of Poetry,” by Laurence Perrine (pages 33-41)
Some Direction on How to Approach
1.      Title
2.     Audience
3.     Argument
4.     They Say/I Say

What We’ll Do
1.      We will read and discuss, paragraph by paragraph.
2.     Annotate carefully as we go.
3.     Summarize each paragraph (in your own words).
4.     In class as a group, we unpacked pages 35 ½ to 38 1/2 yesterday. 
5.     Let’s finish this bad boy today!

Vocabulary Practice:  Quizlet Poetry Terms (Twenty minutes)
1.      Our vocab list for this week is the Poetry Terms.
2.     I’ve made you a quizlet stack to use all week:
3.     This will replace freerice for this week.  Instead of doing free rice, do the quizlet.
4.     The poetry terms quiz is Tuesday, over all thirty-seven terms.



  1. We reviewed on quizlet for twenty minutes.
  2. We picked out two words we don't understand, for KW to teach on Monday:  METONYMY and ANTITHESIS.
  3. We expanded the TEST on quizlet so it included all 37 items, then took the test, then e-mailed our scores do KW.

Greek Mythology

  • We watched forty-five minutes of Disney's Hercules.


  • Quizlet over the Vocab Terms

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